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“Disappointing”

Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Ranked #6 of 29 things to do in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Open May 1- October 31, 10am-5pm daily: Perched on a cliff overlooking Narrow Cove and the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by landscaped sculpture gardens, the OMAA houses a collection of over 2,000 works of American art. Included in our collection are works by such internationally known artists as Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Rockwell Kent, and Mark Tobey. Founded in 1952 by artist and philanthropist Henry Strater, we are the only museum in Maine dedicated exclusively to American modern art. Kids 12 and Under: FREE General Admission: $10 Students/Seniors: $9 Members: FREE
Springfield, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Nice view of the ocean but that's about it. Three small rooms with maybe 30 or 40 paintings on the walls. A waste of time and money.

Visited July 2014
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Syracuse, NY
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61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Art by the Sea”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Never knew about this museum until recently. A friend recommended this and we enjoyed a visit here on a cool and windy Maine day. The museum is situated on a cove with a beautiful view. We enjoyed the permanent collection and saw examples of fascinating American artists. We were also fortunate to see an Andrew Wyeth temporary exhibit and also a photographic exhibit by an artist who lives on Shelter Island. Both of this exhibits added pleasure to our visit. It was most interesting to learn about the history of the museum and of the artist colony of Oqunquit. The grounds are beautifully kept and there is sculpture to be enjoyed outside as you savor the ocean view. Wonderful to find something new that is not simply another tourist destination.

Visited August 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The collection is fairly small but the museum is lovely and well maintained. We enjoyed the photo exhibit very much, the Isles of Shoals images are lovely. The outside is beautiful, make sure you have time to enjoy the outdoor sculptures and gardens. After the bustle of Ogunguit, the museum was a perfect respite of calm and beauty.

Visited August 2014
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Clifton Park, New York
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wyeth show”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a not to miss show and so good to experience a little of Andrew, Jamie and NC Wyeth all in one place.
The Robert Brown Lethem collection was just awful and sadly in the middle gallery. It spoiled the full experience.

Visited August 2014
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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1,212 reviews
411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“A Gem”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I loved this place from the first time I was there and met Henry Strater. Their permanent collection gives you an idea of all the talented artists who made Ogunquit their home. The brilliant setting and sculpture garden are a treat for the eye.

Visited August 2014
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